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Artificial intelligence approaches for tinnitus diagnosis: leveraging high-frequency audiometry data for enhanced clinical predictions

Sadegh-Zadeh, Seyed-Ali (2024) Artificial intelligence approaches for tinnitus diagnosis: leveraging high-frequency audiometry data for enhanced clinical predictions. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 7. ISSN 2624-8212

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This research investigates the application of machine learning to improve the diagnosis of tinnitus using high-frequency audiometry data. A Logistic Regression (LR) model was developed alongside an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and various baseline classifiers to identify the most effective approach for classifying tinnitus presence. The methodology encompassed data preprocessing, feature extraction focused on point detection, and rigorous model evaluation through performance metrics including accuracy, Area Under the ROC Curve (AUC), precision, recall, and F1 scores. The main findings reveal that the LR model, supported by the ANN, significantly outperformed other machine learning models, achieving an accuracy of 94.06%, an AUC of 97.06%, and high precision and recall scores. These results demonstrate the efficacy of the LR model and ANN in accurately diagnosing tinnitus, surpassing traditional diagnostic methods that rely on subjective assessments. The implications of this research are substantial for clinical audiology, suggesting that machine learning, particularly advanced models like ANNs, can provide a more objective and quantifiable tool for tinnitus diagnosis, especially when utilizing high-frequency audiometry data not typically assessed in standard hearing tests. The study underscores the potential for machine learning to facilitate earlier and more accurate tinnitus detection, which could lead to improved patient outcomes. Future work should aim to expand the dataset diversity, explore a broader range of algorithms, and conduct clinical trials to validate the models' practical utility. The research highlights the transformative potential of machine learning, including the LR model and ANN, in audiology, paving the way for advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tinnitus diagnosis, high-frequency audiometry, machine learning in audiology, point detection in audiometry, objective tinnitus assessment, advanced auditory data analysis
Faculty: School of Digital, Technologies and Arts > Computer Science, AI and Robotics
Depositing User: Ali SADEGH ZADEH
Date Deposited: 22 May 2024 14:31
Last Modified: 22 May 2024 14:31

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